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Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross

The town of Market Harborough turns out for the solemn occasion of the unveiling of their Great War memorial to commemorate the dead of the 1914-'18 conflict.

Non-Fiction 1921 13 mins Silent

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On 25 September 1921 Major General Sir Reginald Hoskins and the Bishop of Peterborough, Frank Woods lead a service to dedicate the 1914-'18 memorial cross in the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. 254 men did not return to the town and its smaller neighbours Great and Little Bowden from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely joined up and went to war. The town's memorial cross remains an enduring memory to the 254.